Gallia Gavish, an Israeli artist, is invited to Warsaw for a symposium on art and ecology held in 1989, the last year of communist rule in Poland.
Gallia decides to travel to Wroclaw, to find her father's grave. The journey awakens memories of places, sounds, tastes and smells that have lain dormant and forgotten for many years.
This book is a result of that journey. It tells the story of a child's life in exotic Samarkand and Tashkent contrasting with life in Poland immediately after World War II, juxtaposing past memories with sights from 1989 Poland. Full of graphic descriptions, a fascinating tapestry of places, people and emotions, the book takes the reader on a spellbinding journey of self- discovery, a real-life tale told through an artist's keenly observant eyes.